Bend and snap ladies! Mindy Kaling has signed up to co-write Legally Blond 3. Through an Instagram post, Reese Witherspoon, who will be reprising her role of Elle Woods confirmed that Kaling and Brooklyn 99 writer Dan Goor will write the script for the reboot of the hit franchise. Kaling and Dan Goor have previously worked together on a wedding comedy that is under works at Universal and is being co-produced by actor Priyanka Chopra. Kaling and Witherspoon have also worked together before, in Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time in 2018.
Elle Woods is so iconic, proving you can be girly and smart at the same time. Bend and snap people!
Witherspoon took to social media to share the news, writing, “Great news alert!! Some things are just meant to be! I’m SOOO excited to have @MindyKaling and #DanGoor writing Legally Blonde 3! This is #ElleWoodsApproved!”
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So excited to be reunited with my friends @ReeseW, Lauren Neustadter and @djgoor to work on this movie.- Mindy Kaling shared on her Instagram, adding, “Elle Woods is so iconic, proving you can be girly and smart at the same time. Bend and snap people!”
No Official Release Date
While Whitherspoon informed her fans that the new movie is in works, she did not tell when the movie would be released. The official release date, therefore, remains suspense. Chances are that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the actual shooting of the movie might be pushed if the circumstances do not improve.
A franchise with a cult following
19 years after the first movie was released, Legally Blonde is all set for its third installment. The hit movie’s sequel Legally Blonde 2 came out in 2003. After that, fans have been waiting desperately to see Elle Woods in all her glory. The Reese Witherspoon starrer movie taught so many little girls to believe in themselves and the world will follow. Elle Woods, a rich and beautiful fashion graduate gets dumped by her boyfriend because apparently, she isn’t smart enough to marry a future lawyer. To win her boyfriend back, she works hard and gets into Harvard law only to discover that she is anyway too good for him.
Mindy Kaling is all set to co-write Legally Blonde 3 with writer Dan Goor. Reese Witherspoon will reprise the iconic role of Elle Woods.
Fans asked for it
In 2016, Witherspoon posted her picture recreating a scene from Legally Blonde. The actor was seen wearing Elle Wood’s pink bikini, floating in the swimming pool. The picture was to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the release of the movie Legally Blonde. It left fans with a lot of hopes about the possibility of Legally Blonde 3.
When Witherspoon came to Ellen’s show in 2019, she opened up about the possibility of another sequel for the Elle Woods film. The actor said, “We’re meeting about it. I mean, we’re definitely talking about it. I don’t know. Do you guys want to see Legally Blonde 3?” Witherspoon asked the audience. “I mean, it’s sort of about women being underestimated and I think it’s a good idea — that things have changed, but not that much has changed!”
Ayushi Aggarwal is an intern at SheThePeople.TV